Center Staff

The core team at CLBB is committed to bringing together experts in the neuroscientific and legal communities in order to advance new discoveries and determine best practices for using them to improve the application of justice.


The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more


Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MDedersheim 150x150 new

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Bruce H. Price, MD

Chief, Department of Neurology, McLean Hospital
Associate in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Managing Director

Nancy Gertner, JD, MA

Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Former Federal Judge, U.S. District of Massachusetts

Director of Law & Ethics

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Director, Master’s Program in Bioethics, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Psychiatrist, Law & Psychiatry Service and Consultation Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

CLBB Senior Fellow in Law & Neuroscience

Robert Kinscherff, PhD, Esq.

Faculty in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Associate Vice President for Community Engagement,  William James College
Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice.
Forensic examiner, Massachusetts Parole Board
2015-2016 Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience, CLBB & Petrie-Flom Center

Visiting Fellow in Law & Neuroscience

Zachary E. Shapiro, JD, MSc

Presidential Fellow of Law, The Hastings Center for Bioethics

Chief of Operations


Jessica Patrick

Program Coordinator

Former CLBB Fellows